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Poster: DeadATL Date: Jan 13, 2009 9:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Any luck with tickets

It's 12:25 PM and I haven't been able to get tickets yet. The ticket site must be overloaded.

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Poster: Bassy Twang Date: Jan 13, 2009 6:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any luck with tickets

I just picked up tix for "Faces of Sally Boyz Hairy Diaper" act 69 @ $2.00

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Poster: DeadATL Date: Jan 13, 2009 10:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any luck with tickets

Got mine after a stressful hour of hitting the refresh button. I'm headed to Greensboro, DC and Charlottesville.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jan 13, 2009 1:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any luck with tickets

Greensboro Coliseum
Sunday April; 12, 2009
Section 110
Row MM
Seat 6

$101.25

See ya there!!!

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Poster: amosearle Date: Jan 13, 2009 6:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any luck with tickets

I got floor seats for Greensboro. I caved after whining about the geezers for the sole reason that it is an opportunity for me to visit some old friends who need this as an excuse to actually make the trip and see each other again. We plan to get there quite early and have a good tailgating experience old burnout deadhead style. I'm looking forward to the parking lot and the company as much as the show. As one of my friends put it " It will have a beat and I can dance to it. You on the other hand, are more of a taper, and actually care what the music sounds like"!
Where else are you going to get the view you can get with this crowd? See you there. I'll be the guy with the ponytail driving the VW bus. ( Hah).

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Poster: Lum Edwards Date: Jan 13, 2009 7:20pm
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"""See you there. I'll be the guy with the ponytail driving the VW bus. ( Hah). """

Very Cool, I will wear a tye dyed t shirt. Look For Me.

Lum

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Poster: albinoethiopian3 Date: Jan 13, 2009 8:07pm
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it sounds like you could be just about anyone there lol. but if your going to albany, see you there!!

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Poster: jpfco Date: Jan 13, 2009 2:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any luck with tickets

Got lower level for denver, in the house for LA, and on the lawn for shoreline, the process was difficult at best for what will be an excuse for a road trip to get out of dodge for a week and spend too much on what will be hopefully decent at best. Warren will do but what has past is still gone....

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 13, 2009 2:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What does luck have to do with it?

What a day I missed here at the forum.

The anticipation, the angst, the frustration...the elation, the boredom, the rage and just about everything else.

Enjoy one and all.

I recall feeling greatly abused when tickets went from $2 to $5 at Winterland. Admittedly, the $2 were Tuesday nights, but still. Once they got to $25 it really seemed outta hand.

I suppose $100 is far off for inflation, etc. If gas is three times as much, the ticket isn't really that bad.

But stil. I cannot get my head around hundreds of dollars for a half day of entertainment. At least this form of entertainment...oh well.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jan 13, 2009 2:36pm
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Hey Will - half a day? If I knew it was gonna be a 12 hour show I woulda been more serious about being first in line!!!

;)

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jan 13, 2009 2:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What does luck have to do with it?

I would pay these prices they're asking IF:

the ticket could transport me back in time to see any show prior to 1991 in which Jerry would be guaranteed to be there and grinning and Playing in the Band.

Beyond that, and in response to this tour, i must defer to Mr. John McEnroe:

"You cannot be serious!"


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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 13, 2009 2:57pm
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Ha! Where's a linesman to abuse when we need one!?

Yeah, I would pay $500 to be there, 6-14-68, even if I missed Jeff Beck's opening set and knew it would only last one hour...

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Poster: jpfco Date: Jan 13, 2009 6:10pm
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Yes, it's all over priced. Nothing will be the same as it was, even the last mournful memories from the Delta Center, which my last Jerry experience. I had the grace to catch the last half of ride from '80 on. Some was good, alittle great, alot was just unpleasent musically, not that I'm even a musician. There were periods when I could not rationally go to a show and others when it was the only thing in life which was remotely appealing. I do not have any expectations of reaching any epiphany from the music. It was rare with the shows I did attend to reach the proverbial rafters, but they occured often enough to go back. Of all the acts I experienced Jerry and the boys brought a decidely different joy never felt elsewhere, with the exception of seeing Tony Bennett, he knew how to bring it, even at 79 years of age. I know these overpriced shows will pale in comparison, I have no doubts about it. This seemingly will be the last hurrah for me for the next 4 years. Grad school hovers on the horizon and it's about the only way I'm going to be able to take off from work, head west with little to do but drive, see a few shows, and hang out in San Fransico for a few days. I'll have time to reminisce about the good old days as I spend enough to piss the wife off for months and honor the days that have passed and the people that made those memories specially... (I ought to write for Hallmark)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 14, 2009 7:06am
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Well said. come around more, eh?

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Jan 13, 2009 9:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any luck with tickets

Same experience for me trying to get Shoreline tix... each web page takes 5 minutes to load. Still waiting...

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Jan 13, 2009 10:11am
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Purple Gel - I opened several browsers, one on Dead.net, one on the link bluedevil provided, and another I can't recall now, and bluedevil's link was the one that finally worked for me. I had previously setup an account so that I could login, so you may run into the extra hurdle of having to create a login as well.

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Poster: Tom4Panic Date: Jan 13, 2009 9:33am
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I can't even get on Dead.net.

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Poster: onboardsince67 Date: Jan 13, 2009 9:34am
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No luck even hitting dead.net .... logged off; went for bathroom break at 11:40 (Eastern); back in 2 minutes; couldn't get to the web site, let along the link for tix.

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Jan 13, 2009 9:37am
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try the link bluedevil provided:

http://www.deadtickets.rlc.net/TheDead/shopper.aspx

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 13, 2009 9:42am
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Which link just gave me this response after I entered my sign on info (trying to help a bud out in Denver):

Oops! This link appears broken.
Page not found - connection failure.

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Jan 13, 2009 10:02am
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I thought they were only available through mail order, what is the on-line address to buy now??

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 13, 2009 10:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any luck with tickets

I know - I'm confused re the same. They sent out an email yesterday saying you had to have an account for logging on to online and when you set up an account and logged on, it just told you tix went on sale today in the morning. It gave no instructions re the mail order process, which is set forth elsewhere. If it is mail order, why does their "vendor" require you to have an account? Seems like some miscommunication going on in their world (or I was just too dense to understand the email they sent me).

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 13, 2009 10:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any luck with tickets

They should do it stealth. Just show up. Like the Hampton Warlocks shows. Either that or do multiple runs in the summer at various worthwhile locations like Red Rocks, the Gorge, and that cool Ampitheatre in Arizona. This one show at a sports complex crap is really lame. It's making me think that it really is only about the $. Say what you will about ratdog, Phil, etc but at least they can get away with playing decent size venues ( as in small ), for what I assume is a fraction of the price. What's the point in all this?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 13, 2009 10:27am
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the point? To test the market response. Can they command these prices and these crowds - not that many miles left in the tank and these are the final days to reach a "new" demographic and create new demand. Is that too cynical?

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Poster: NoiseCollector Date: Jan 13, 2009 10:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any luck with tickets

I usually wait till the very last day possible, then plead not guilty. The court is so backed up I get months before I have to deal with it and then it's easy to file a motion to dismiss during quota time at end of year and deadline them to answer, usually gets a bunch of tickets thrown out. I kept one in play, which I was right on because of a misunderstaning of the statute. I got it dismissed last time so I am leaving that one ticket alone so they think they have something, FOOLS! I can't wait to cross examine the cop and ask him what the weather was that day and shit, they never remember and it makes them mad as hell, just don't get pulled over in that area again.

That reminds me of the times we went to band practice and the guitar player would make me pull over at city limits so he could get in the trunk so the cops wouldn't see him from the "battle of the bands" arrest at the school earlier.

We would crank up the beethoven and aim for every pothole and train track crossing at full speed. He never knew when I was going to slam on the breaks or get air, or drift around a corner over a curb... good times.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 13, 2009 10:30am
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" Is that too cynical? "

Of course not! Here's the deal though - they already DID that. First with the Other Ones ( although that was a festival ) then with the Dead. The Other Ones at least had Kimock and Hornsby making it worthwhile musically to me at least. I wouldn't put them on but I'd enjoy it live. the " Dead" was just going through the motions imo. I know you can't stand Ratdog but I really dug Bob's set during that Comes A Time Show. At least he had some cool re arrangements on stuff like Bird Song, and the LAzy River Road was excellent ( believe it or not that simple tune was the highlight of the whole thing for me ). I can respect the hell out of what Phils doing and playing at the Warfield, but none of that does anything for me to listen to either and Phils bands don't really seem like a band to me, more like a project.

Where am I going with this? I don't think they have the dynamics to be playing these places for that kind of money. It reeks of totally cashing in on the name. And Warren Haynes is great with the ABB and Mule but doesn't so anything to serve the Dead sound.

And what the F is the deal that EVERY song now has to start with the same " jam"? Is this a new law or something that you can't just start a song? Look, we're JAMMING!

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jan 13, 2009 11:07am
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Looks like Floor tix for MSG are sold out already, I got this message:

At this moment there are not enough tickets available to fulfill your request. Please try again using a lower quantity of tickets or choosing a different ticket type.
Currently there are not enough Floor - P1 tickets to fulfill your request.

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Poster: veblen Date: Jan 13, 2009 11:18am
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it looks like some of those garden tickets went straight to e-bay for mucho denaro...

buy now at $750 a ticket:

http://cgi.ebay.com/2-Dead-Madison-Square-Garden-FLOOR-SEATS_W0QQitemZ130281237354QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_Tickets_all_in_one?hash=item130281237354&;_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1257|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 13, 2009 11:42am
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I am moving quickly to the corner of my building and vomiting profusely.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2009-01-13 19:42:22

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 13, 2009 11:27am
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that must be Bobby's account at ebay - lord knows he needs the money to count while sitting on Jerry's toilet seat

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Poster: veblen Date: Jan 13, 2009 11:32am
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well he does need some extra-$$$ to pay kids to push his converted electric car back up the hill to his place...

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 13, 2009 11:37am
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LMAO!!!!

nice one :)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 13, 2009 11:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any luck with tickets

Much cheaper, intially, out this way - only $150 for Shoreline:

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/tix/991428639.html

Rock on indeed....

I will probably see the following acts (work permitting) b/w now and then - all for less than that:
The Knitters (w/ Dave Alvin alongside John Doe and Exene - all for a $20 ticket at Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz)
Los Lobos at Catalyst - whopping $24
Robert Earl Keen - Catalyst, $24
Fishbone - Moe's Alley $15
Dirty Dozen - Moe's Alley $14
Dumpstaphunk (best NO funk band currently working) - Moe's Alley, $20
And if I feel it, Billy w/ Oteill and Scott at Moe's Alley for $25.

All club shows, no need to pay for parking, I can get there back and forth with little hassle, and I won't pay double figures for drinks, etc. Then again, no one will be saying "doses, doses" or holding up one finger looking for their "miracle" (although I think plenty of tix will be given away at the upcoming Dead shows....)

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jan 13, 2009 11:52am
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Fishbone is great - I never saw them live (I had a great opportunity once but didn't go). Have fun.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 13, 2009 12:00pm
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Yea, they did a tour up and down the eastern seaboard back around '89 (not sure of year) with Primus - I went to a bunch of those shows. WIll be interesting to see if they still deliver 2 decades hence....

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Poster: veblen Date: Jan 13, 2009 11:42am
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hey bluedevil, when is REK at the catalyst?

I would like to make that one...

I will have to check to see if he is playing here in town as well...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 13, 2009 11:51am
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March 28th - a Sunday. Playing with Hays Caryl (sp?) - who I only know from the occasional spin on KPIG:

http://www.catalystclub.com/index.html

Only prob w/ March 28th is that might prove troublesome with NCAA hoops (one can dream)as those are Regional Final Dates....

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Poster: veblen Date: Jan 13, 2009 11:57am
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thanks, I see that he is playing the fillmore on the 27th...

but I wouldn't mind seeing the Catalyst show as well since he does love santa cruz:

"There's fresh caught salmon on the bar-b-q's
There were people jammin' to the all nite blues
Life is good out in Santa Cruz, but
I'm comin' home to you."

Though I hear you regarding the NCAAs...I might even do some b-ball traveling during march, though with Pitt I am taking one game at a time and just enjoying the season...

during my time there we were stuck in the bottom of the Eastern Eight and are best player Sam Clancy ended-up playing both football and basketball his senior year only to enter the NFL...btw: Sam was and is a class act...funny I just learned that his son is playing in the nba...cool...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 13, 2009 12:12pm
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Pitt is TOUGH. Those guys should make a deep run... I sure as hell hope we don't run into them. Then again, we've got G'Town coming to Durham this weekend - we went after Monroe hard, but it's kind of easy to figure out why a big man might choose the Hoyas over Duke since that school has put one or two bigs into the NBA. (Ewing, Mourning, Mutombo...)

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Poster: chris in long beach Date: Jan 14, 2009 1:09am
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I've got tickets for way way way in the back at The Forum. I never had a chance to see the original band (probably a good thing though, from what I hear about the late 90's shows). I have no idea what to expect, but I"m going to hope for the best. I'm also used to seeing bands in small venues. I don't know if I'll like this arena deal.

Eh, yeah, the tickets are high, but concert tickets cost a fortune these days. I guess bands have to make up for the fact that people don't buy music any more. The tickets are a hell of a lot cheaper than the other oldies acts. Rolling Stones, Eagles, etc. I also think the scalpers will take a beating on this tour. No one is going to pay the crazy ass prices the scalpers and ebay folks are asking.

Thank God we didn't have to buy through TicketBastard!

Side note:

If you are in the LA are, you should check out Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. They'll be performing at Club Nokia on Jan 25th. Tickets are $26 before the Ticketmaster fucking!!

Here's a live clip-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5oWJEJBmxE




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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Jan 14, 2009 6:01pm
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Get real kid. The original Grateful Dead were a touring band. They made most of their $$$ playing live concerts instead of selling albums. In that case, buying fewer CDS had little effect on them getting rich...

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 13, 2009 12:05pm
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Check this gem from StubHub:

Details: The Dead Tickets
Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 7:00 PM (EST) at Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, NC
Section:Floor B
Row:10
Price:$2,500.00 each
Quantity: 2
Seller comments: FLOOR SEATING - SECTION B ROW 10 OR CLOSER ROW

Just when I thought I couldn't vomit any more...


I just remembered my one and only experience with one of these ticket vendors: was back in 1990 before the Knick shows. Had mail ordered for 2 nights, but missed the third. I had some extra cash at the time and figured I'd skip the chance of not scoring outside the arena and called one of the agencies in town. I got a floor seat about 15 rows back for $85 and felt like I had been robbed (until I saw the show, of course).
My, how times have changed.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2009-01-13 20:05:45

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 13, 2009 12:06pm
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And people wonder how this economy got into such trouble.....

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Jan 14, 2009 2:09am
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"Check this gem from StubHub:

Details: The Dead Tickets
Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 7:00 PM (EST) at Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, NC
Section:Floor B
Row:10
Price:$2,500.00 each
Quantity: 2
Seller comments: FLOOR SEATING - SECTION B ROW 10 OR CLOSER ROW
Just when I thought I couldn't vomit any more..."

I wouldn't pay $100.00 to see the Jerry Garcialess Dead either. He might have gotten pissed off at this stub hub racket and canned the who fucking thing. The political Dead guys don't give a damn.

Internet ticket sales are a benifit for these crooks. The same thing happened, when Bob Dylan played two shows at the Santa Cruz civic in march of 2000. Less than 20 tickets were sold to local residents who used them. Far too many wound up on these brokers websites at jacked up prices.

Many states are going bankrupt. It's time to tax ticket brokers out of business. The police will arrest you for scalping your tickets in the parking lots. The next step is to ban ticket resales, by any one except the agency hired by a band's tour manager.

The Rockies were in the baseball play-offs a couple of years ago. There were no internet sales and no ticket for sale outside of the state of Colorado! GDM ought to get a clue.

Several members of Congress are getting pissed off too. They gave FREE tickets to constituents, who wanted to attend the Barack Obama innauguration. Dianne Feinstein hit the roof after seeing those tickets being sold on EBAY for thousands of $$$ each. Send her a note and make it clear that we don't like this garbage either...

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"There's fresh caught salmon on the bar-b-q's
There were people jammin' to the all nite blues
Life is good out in Santa Cruz, but
I'm comin' home to you."

Yes indeed! And I know where they throw these post concert dinner parties; when Robert Earl Keen is in the area. The KPIG website is always the best way to find out when he plays in northern California.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Jan 14, 2009 5:12am
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i bet those $35 Shoreline lawn tickets got sold up fast, alas, I have no online way to buy anything, never had them plastic thingies...credit cards. Oh well, miracle tickets?? haha
Well, I will probably enjoy the Deadlot scene, always have.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jan 13, 2009 12:38pm
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I'm pretty sure I don't want to hang with the people willing to pay the prices I'm seeing.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 13, 2009 12:46pm
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Hey, just think: maybe you could score a ride to the next gig in some dude's Lexus. You know, the one with the tiny steal-your-face sticker in the back window directly above the Danbury Country Club membership sticker.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jan 13, 2009 1:16pm
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LOL

Scary ain't it

A better Idea: Take the money you were going to spend on tix - buy a bunch of food & Drink - invite over a bunch of friends and pick some killer shows from LMA or your own personal archive and have a fuckin party!!!

Woooooo Hooooooooo!!!!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 13, 2009 1:26pm
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So, I guess this doesn't deserve any commentary:



About VIP Tickets & Travel Packages:

What is a VIP Ticket?
A VIP Ticket is a great seat to the show with some other perks that are otherwise unavailable to the standard ticket buyer. We are offering two levels of VIP Tickets described below.


"Golden Road" VIP Tickets: Simply the best seats in the house.
These seats are in the first 6 rows of the center section. All VIP tickets include special perks in each venue including VIP room access, Loose Lucy's Lot Lounge access, Pre-parties, Exclusive Posters/T-Shirts, VIP parking, VIP entrance, and more... Click on each city to the left « to see what each venue's VIP program has to offer.

"High Time" VIP Tickets: Great seats.
These seats are in rows 8-15 on the floor or in the first 2 rows of the "lower bowl" of the arena - think court side seats or seats at the blue line at a hockey game. Some people actually prefer these seats as they often have better sight lines and better sound even thought they aren't as close to the stage. All VIP tickets include special perks in each venue including VIP room access, Loose Lucy's Lot Lounge Access, Pre-parties, Exclusive Posters/T-Shirts, VIP parking, VIP entrance, and more... Click on each city to the left « to see what each venue's VIP program has to offer.

What is Loose Lucy's Lot Lounge?
Loose Lucy's is an exclusive lounge that will be set up in the parking lot of most venues (where applicable) and will provide a "home base" for all Consider It Dan guests. Patrons will be able to pick up their tickets and wristbands at Loose Lucy’s, but most importantly will have an inviting space to kick back and relax before the show. In most cities, we'll have a full bar set up for your drinking pleasure, as well as complimentary food. Nothing like a cocktail and some nourishment before the lights go down! There will be soothing music, comfortable furniture and a relaxed environment for your pre-show pleasure. Please note: each city’s lounge will vary depending on local liquor laws, space restrictions, and sound ordinances - but rest assured, we’ll do whatever we can to maximize your experience at Loose Lucy’s.

What is a Travel Package?
A travel package is designed to make it easier for you to come see The Dead. Travel Packages are designed for two people, and include 2 Tickets to the show, accommodations at great hotels close to each venue, as well as transportation to and from the concert. We will have a CID representative stationed at the hotel when you check in to greet you with a smile and hand you your concert tickets, shuttle passes, and anything extra that comes in your package. Shuttle times will be emailed out well in advance, and posted at the hotel.

Travel Packages can be customized to include just tickets, hotel, or standard transportation, or they can include merchandise, VIP tickets, and luxury transportation. Single occupancy travel packages are also available. Just email us and we'll design a less expensive travel package just for you. Tax is included in the rates posted on our website. You will not have to pay anything to the hotel, but a credit card is required to check in for any incidental charges, and in case of any damages. All of the hotels for Dead tour have been carefully selected to meet the needs of our group. We have also designed an economy package with the lower price level seats included. Check out our "Workingman's Dead" travel packages in certain markets.

(Please note: sometimes hotels on our website sell out, in which case an alternate hotel will be listed. If you have previously booked a room and return to our website to see a different hotel listed, have no fear, your original hotel reservation is still secure.)


REPEAT AFTER ME, THIS IS NOT A JOKE, THIS IS NOT A JOKE, THIS IS NOT A JOKE....

Jerry, I sure do miss ya.....

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jan 13, 2009 1:29pm
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How about the "Day Job" package - this package is for folks who actually work for a living and support families - the tickets are actually affordable and the seats are extremely high elevation (watch for nosebleeds) and the view of the stage is nearly always obscured by cement columns and/or steel girders. Oh yeah the acoustics for this section usually sucks too.

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Poster: shorthopper88 Date: Jan 13, 2009 1:41pm
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I'd have to agree. I don't understand how they can sell tickets at this price, and remain a band thats behind a mentality that says "were all about the music"

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jan 13, 2009 12:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any luck with tickets

This really is too much - the last time I saw the 'Dead' was when Jerry was still around in '87 or '89 and it was at Giants Stadium (Meadowlands) and I got a tic for $15 from some cool hippie chick in a car full of heads as the were driving in.

I remember it being a pretty fun show except the played some strange covers that I was not too thrilled with.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 13, 2009 12:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any luck with tickets

"This really is too much"


understatement of the year my friend. and people are jumping over their computers trying to get tickets. well, if i could resell them at anywhere NEAR these resellers, I would be jumping through my fuckin wireless router to score some tix.

what a fuckin joke this tour is....

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 13, 2009 12:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any luck with tickets

You hit the nail on the head there. So far this whole tour idea has done nothing more then show what a bunch of greedy, self-centered Gordon Geckos we have become. No matter how good the shows are, I'm afraid they will be remembered more for this kind of disgusting excess. Well, to each his own I suppose. We can always choose not to put our money into this beast. Just sad I guess when you are reminded that the Dead exist in the real world and are subject to all its foibles.


I'm thinking this may be the first use of "foibles" in quite some time.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 13, 2009 12:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any luck with tickets

i like "foibles" - they are delightful with a touch of garlic powder and pickapepper sauce.


i am really kind of disenchanted with the whole The Dead thing at the moment. but hey, if they can get fools to pay that price.... more power to 'em. god knows i am not proud of some of the things ive done over the past year.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jan 13, 2009 12:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any luck with tickets

Alright, I had to Google Gordon Gecko - pretty Funny SDH

"It's all about bucks, kid. The rest is conversation"

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Poster: GREENBUD Date: Jan 14, 2009 6:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any luck with tickets

hope everyone enjoys the "steal your cash"tour of 09 myself will be doin bongs in my basement with some 68-83 live GRATEFUL DEAD on high volume ..becareful out there

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Poster: jacnes3 Date: Jan 14, 2009 6:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any luck with tickets

This is an OBAMANATION! The economy is in the dumper and these guys do this to us. SHAME ON THEM!
gross $2 million a show = 38+ million for this tour.
Its not about the money.LOL They are doing this before OBAMA'S new taxes go into effect. Get real guys.
Heaven Help You Fools!

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Poster: CPettingill Date: Jan 13, 2009 11:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any luck with tickets

Just got done. Clicked the presale link maybe two seconds after the clock ran down to zero at noon. Floor seats, 8 rows back in Wilkes Barre. Took 1hr. and 55 minutes onhold with the message I was in line, do not refresh the page. Once I got through, several would not load fully and could not type in my city and state. Took six tries reloading the page. Just got done at 2:15.

Since I haven't been to a concert of any sort since Birmingham '95, don't feel too bad about the 200+ bucks, for the two tickets. Let's call it, Thanks for the SBD's I pulled off here before '05.

Nerve wracking, but beat hanging out in a mall parking lot for twelve hours...

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jan 13, 2009 1:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any luck with tickets

Floor seats 8 rows back at face value - I'd say you did OK. Hope the shows a good un'

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Poster: CPettingill Date: Jan 13, 2009 2:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any luck with tickets

Yeah I feel pretty good about it. The ol' eyes are having a hard time these days so glad I'll be able to see for myself. It's close to home, and not a huge place. Don't think I could put up with 60,000 idiots ever, ever again...

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Jan 13, 2009 4:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any luck with tickets

Nerve wracking, but beat hanging out in a mall parking lot for twelve hours...

Showing your age there buddy....LOL!

Hangin' out waiting on line for tickets was a good time back in the day..great parties!!!
One time we set up a tailgate and brought a keg and a bushel of crabs...ahhhh to be young and dumb again...

No offense intended with the age crack... I'm in the same boat as you.

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Poster: CPettingill Date: Jan 13, 2009 5:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any luck with tickets

Harford Mall, Bel Air, MD?... Mmmmm. Crabs...

No offense taken.

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